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Kick Snare And An Idea Part 3
~ Ty

  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Cat Number: TRUDD103


Arrow Icon Its All RightBuy MP3 £0.50L 1
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The third single from Ty's “Kick Snare & An Idea” series is upon us, bringing more new music, plus remixes from DJ Spinna and a host of other top producers. “Kick Snare & An Idea Part 3” is out on 20th January on Tru Thoughts.

2013 has been a remarkable year for the hugely respected UK producer and rapper, Ty, with “Kick Snare & An Idea” Parts 1 & 2 both scoring BBC 6Music Playlisting, plus much love from tastemakers including MistaJam, Gilles Peterson, Charlie Sloth, Mary Anne Hobbs, Nemone, Tom Robinson, Lefto, Nightmares On Wax, Mr Scruff, and across Mi-Soul, Solar, Unity Radio and more stations the world over. The videos, available on YouTube, have had over 100,000 hits, with ‘Like You Never’ being officially playlisted on MTV. September's iTunes Festival then saw Ty invited onstage by Aloe Blacc, as a surprise guest, to perform a bespoke verse in his smash hit “I Need A Dollar”.

Part 3 opens with the brand new track “It's All Right”, a classic uplifting Ty joint with deep yet quirky lyrics. A song with a message that can be applied to anyone and everyone, as Ty explains, “It's for those situations where you need to hear 'It's alright... It's not so bad... It's not great but it's not the end of the world' - it's something that I need to hear constantly!”

Co-produced by Ty and his regular studio comrade Drew Horley, with assistance from Akwasi (whose fingerprints appear on previous Ty releases including a remix on his “Emotions” single); “It's Alright” bumps along on a warm bassline, Ty's trademark playful genre blending apparent as it veers into progressive territory with a stirring, snaking and scintillating synth outro. Ty's steady flow is joined by additional vocals from Sharlene Hector.

Much to Ty's delight, the legendary DJ and producer Spinna also came on board for this release,  bringing a new remix of “Knock Knock”, one of the most popular cuts of the whole “Kick Snare...” project, which has been hailed by many as the laid back party jam of the year. The irresistible “Knock Knock (DJ Spinna Beyond Real Remix)” lures the track into a spacey and leftfield, late-night territory. Look out for more remixes from a host of talented producers, to be revealed ahead of the release.

Having signed to Tru Thoughts at the start of the year, over the course of 2013 Ty has toured the “Kick Snare & An Idea” project around the UK (with highlights including a set at Sheffield's Tramlines festival which, he says, was “absolutely bananas”, and a London launch party at the Jazz Cafe that saw queues halfway up the street), as well as successful stints in Australia and Europe. Currently working on his first full album for Tru Thoughts, he will be back out there in the live arena soon.

 Recent praise for Ty:

very, very special, UK legend” - MistaJam

a legend from the UK scene, one of the all-time greats... a massive inspiration to me” - Charlie Sloth

Ty has always just been Ty, and Ty is one cool brudda!” - Professor Green

such a killer tune” - Mary Anne Hobbs

the best MC in the UK... I just love him, I love everything he does” - Huey Morgan

good to hear his voice and his lyrics” - Gilles Peterson

excellent... One of my favourite UK MCs” - Don Letts

great stuff as always from TY.. sturdy & positive with great production & lyrics” - Mr Scruff

bringing meaning to UK hip hop” - Nemone

UK rap hero” - DJ Mag

the instrumentals excel in their own right. But these are tastily glazed with Ty toasting on top” - CMU Approved  

lyrically on point as always… sounding fresh for 2013.” – Record of the Week - Unity Radio

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